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U.S. Jones
U.S. JONES is a fictional patriotic superhero character who first appeared in comic books from the Fox Feature Syndicate in the 1940s. CONTENTS * 1 Publishing history * 2 Fictional biography * 2.1 Fox Feature Syndicate * 2.2 Dynamite Entertainment * 3 References PUBLISHING HISTORYJones first appeared in Wonderworld Comics #28 in August, 1941, and later had his own short-lived comic title; the two issues of U.S. Jones came out in November, 1941, and January, 1942. He wasn't the first hero with an American patriotic theme, nor was he a particularly outstanding one. He was never given an origin story or an identity other than his costumed one. What made him different from the rest was the fact that, while other superheroes tried to start fan clubs from amongst their readers, he was calling children to action against America's enemies. The " U.S
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Comet (Archie Comics)
A COMET is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun
Sun
, warms and begins to release gases, a process called outgassing . This produces a visible atmosphere or coma , and sometimes also a tail . These phenomena are due to the effects of solar radiation and the solar wind acting upon the nucleus of the comet. Comet nuclei range from a few hundred metres to tens of kilometres across and are composed of loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocky particles. The coma may be up to 15 times the Earth's diameter, while the tail may stretch one astronomical unit . If sufficiently bright, a comet may be seen from the Earth
Earth
without the aid of a telescope and may subtend an arc of 30° (60 Moons) across the sky. Comets have been observed and recorded since ancient times by many cultures
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Firefly (Archie Comics)
Cyphonocerinae Lampyrinae Luciolinae Ototretinae (disputed) Photurinae and see below ------------------------- Genera incertae sedis : Oculogryphus Pterotus LeConte, 1859 The LAMPYRIDAE are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, commonly called FIREFLIES or LIGHTNING BUGS for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. About 2,000 species of fireflies are found in temperate and tropical climates. Many are in marshes or in wet, wooded areas where their larvae have abundant sources of food
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Fox (comics)
THE FOX is the name of two fictional superheroes that appear in periodicals published by MLJ Comics and later Dark Circle Comics
Dark Circle Comics
. CONTENTS * 1 Publication history * 2 Paul Patten * 2.1 MLJ Comics * 2.1.1 Fictional character biography * 2.1.2 Powers and abilities * 2.2 Dark Circle Comics
Dark Circle Comics
* 3 Paul Patten Jr./Paul Patton Jr. * 3.1 Archie Comics * 3.1.1 Fictional character biography * 3.1.2 Powers and abilities * 3.2 DC Comics
DC Comics
* 3.3 Red Circle Comics/ Dark Circle Comics
Dark Circle Comics
* 3.3.1 Fictional character biography * 4 Collected editions * 4.1 Trade paperbacks * 5 Notes * 6 External links PUBLICATION HISTORYThe first Fox (Paul Patten) debuted in MLJ Comic's Blue Ribbon Comics #4 (June 1940), in a story written by Joe Blair and drawn by Irwin Hasen
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Doiby Dickles
CHARLES "DOIBY (DERBY)" DICKLES is a fictional character from DC Comics . He was the original sidekick for Alan Scott
Alan Scott
(the first Green Lantern ), appearing in comic book stories starring that hero from 1941 to 1949. CONTENTS* 1 Fictional character biography * 1.1 Back to Myrg * 2 Powers and abilities * 3 References FICTIONAL CHARACTER BIOGRAPHYDoiby's first adventure with Green Lantern
Green Lantern
occurs when Doiby follows the Lantern while he was trailing a group of thugs. After Green Lantern was supposedly killed by the thugs, Doiby confronts them in a Green Lantern
Green Lantern
costume in an attempt to stop them. Soon after, the actual Green Lantern
Green Lantern
appears and, with the help of Doiby, saves the day
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First Appearance
In American comic books and other stories with a long history, FIRST APPEARANCE refers to the first issue to feature a fictional character . These issues are often highly valued by collectors due to their rarity and iconic status. CONTENTS * 1 Monetary value of first appearance issues * 2 Reader interest in first appearances * 3 Ambiguity of first appearance * 4 First appearances of popular heroes, villains and teams * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References MONETARY VALUE OF FIRST APPEARANCE ISSUESFirst appearances of popular characters are among the most valuable comic books in existence. Of the "ten most valuable comic books" listed in the spring 2002 issue of The Overstreet Comic
Comic
Book Price Guide , seven are first appearances of popular superheroes
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Flag Of The United States
The FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, often referred to as the AMERICAN FLAG, is the national flag of the United States
United States
. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States
United States
of America , and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
, and became the first states in the U.S. Nicknames for the flag include THE STARS AND STRIPES, OLD GLORY, and THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
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National Comics Publications
NATIONAL COMICS PUBLICATIONS, INC. was the comic book company that would become DC Comics
DC Comics
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 Further reading HISTORYThe corporation was originally two companies: NATIONAL ALLIED PUBLICATIONS, INC. (also known as NATIONAL ALLIED NEWSPAPER SYNDICATE, INC.) which was founded by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
in autumn 1934 to publish the first American comic book
American comic book
with all-original material rather than comic strip reprints, and DETECTIVE COMICS, INC., formed in 1937 with Wheeler-Nicholson and Jack S. Liebowitz , listed as owners. Wheeler-Nicholson remained for a year before being forced out in 1938, and Detective Comics, Inc. purchased the remains of National Allied Publications. :20 National Allied and Detective Comics, Inc
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Second World War
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations
League of Nations
* Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIED POWERS AXIS POWERS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS * Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
* Franklin D
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Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT is an American comic book
American comic book
publishing imprint of DYNAMIC FORCES that primarily publishes adaptations of franchises from other media. These include licensed adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness , Terminator and RoboCop
RoboCop
, and licensed or public domain literary properties such as Zorro
Zorro
, Dracula , Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
, Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
, Red Sonja
Red Sonja
, Tarzan (as Lord of the Jungle) and John Carter of Mars
John Carter of Mars
(as Warlord of Mars). It also publishes superhero books such as Project Superpowers
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Shield (Archie Comics)
THE SHIELD is the name of several fictional patriotic superheroes created by MLJ (now known as Archie Comics ). Appearing months before Captain America
Captain America
, the Shield has the distinction of being one of the first superheroes with a costume based upon United States patriotic iconography. The name was used by MLJ/Archie for four characters. DC Comics
DC Comics
' Impact line, which licensed the Archie properties, also used the name for several characters. In 2010, DC announced plans to integrate the Shield and other MLJ characters into the DC Universe
DC Universe
, but in 2011 the rights to the characters reverted to Archie Comics. A fourth Shield was introduced in October 2015
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Wildcat (comics)
WILDCAT is the name of several fictional characters , all DC Comics superheroes , the first and most famous being THEODORE "TED" GRANT, a long-time member of the Justice Society of America
Justice Society of America
(JSA). A world-class heavyweight boxer , Grant became entangled inadvertently in the criminal underworld and developed a costumed identity to clear his name. Modern depictions of Wildcat show him to be a rowdy, tough guy with a streak of male chauvinism , leading to frequent clashes with the relatively progressive Power Girl
Power Girl
, as well as exploring some of the character's insecurities. Meanwhile, a magical "nine lives" spell has explained his vitality at an old age. Like many older JSA members, he has been a mentor to younger heroes, particularly the second Black Canary
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Captain Flag
CAPTAIN FLAG is a fictional superhero created by MLJ Comics ' writer Joe Blair and artist Lin Streeter . He first appeared in September 1941, in issue #16 of Blue Ribbon Comics . He shared the cover with Mr. Justice until #19 when Captain Flag was the only one to appear on the cover. He was on until the end of Blue Ribbon Comics in March 1942 with Issue #22. FICTIONAL CHARACTER BIOGRAPHYHis secret identity is TOM TOWNSEND, the wealthy playboy son of an inventor father. The villain the Black Hand kidnaps him and his father, intending to torture Tom's father in order to obtain the secret of his latest invention, but Tom's father dies resisting the questioning. Before Tom, too, is killed, a great eagle crashes through the window and carries Tom off. Training with the eagle's aerie at the top of the mountain, the healthy environment and hard living made him an elite physical specimen
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Web (comics)
THE WEB is a fictional character , a superhero created by MLJ Comics ' in 1942 by artist John Cassone and an unknown writer. CONTENTS* 1 John Raymond * 1.1 Fictional character biography * 2 John Raymond Jr. * 2.1 New Crusaders
New Crusaders
* 3 DC Comics
DC Comics
* 3.1 Impact Comics * 3.2 2009 revival * 3.2.1 Powers * 4 Jane Raymond * 5 References * 6 External links JOHN RAYMONDFICTIONAL CHARACTER BIOGRAPHYThe Web's secret identity was that of JOHN RAYMOND, a college professor of criminology , and mystery writer. Raymond's interest in studying the motives and behavior of criminals harked back to his youth, and the criminal leanings of his brother Tom. The Web debuted in issue #27 of Zip Comics in July 1942, having originally been intended for Top-Notch Comics , the change occurring due to a decision to emphasize the humour of Top-Notch
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Archie Comics
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS, INC. is an American comic book publisher headquartered in Pelham, New York . The company is known for its many titles featuring fictional teenagers including Archie Andrews , Jughead Jones , Betty Cooper , Veronica Lodge , Sabrina Spellman , and Josie and the Pussycats . The company began in 1939 as MLJ COMICS, which primarily published superhero comics. The initial Archie characters ( Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge) were created in 1941 by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana , in collaboration with writer Vic Bloom. They first appeared in Pep Comics #22 (cover-dated Dec. 1941)
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